EDUCATION

  • B.A. Visual Arts, Concentration in Ceramics Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 1986

  • Penland School Of Crafts, Penland NC, Fall 1984


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • “Passing the Baton: Ceramic Educators Exhibit, Ridley Gallery, Rocklin, CA, 2016

  • "Form and Function," Biennial Invitational, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, 2010

  • "Weather Report," Sonoma Art Center, Sonoma, CA, 2009

  • "ACGA @ Pence," Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, 2006

  • "For The Love of Flowers," National Invitational, Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, KY, 2005

  • "From the Fire," Invitational Exhibit, Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA, 2004

  • “Whimsy,” Group Exhibit, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 2003

  • “Adornment,” Group Exhibit, Baulines Craft Guild, San Rafael, CA, 2003

  • “The Enduring Hand/Design for the New Century” Baulines Craft Guild, San Francisco, CA, 2003

  • “Organic,” Group Exhibit, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 2002

  • “Craft Showcase II,” Invitational Exhibit, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA, 2002

  • “Contemporary Perspectives,” Invitational Exhibit, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA, 2000

  • “Lafayette Art Association Craft Exhibit,” National Juried Exhibit, Lafayette, LA, 2000

  • “National Crafts 1999”, National Juried Exhibit. Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, 1999

  • “The Fine Art of Craft”, National Juried Exhibit, The League of Maryland Craftsmen and The Maryland Federation of Art, MD, 1999

  • “USA Craft Today 99” National Juried Biennial, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT, 1999

  • “The State of Clay” Juried Biennial, Lexington Arts and Craft Society, Lexington, MA, 1999

  • “The Artist Interprets” NJ. Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, 1999

  • “Scents and Non-Scents,” National Invitational Exhibit, Signature Gallery, Boston, MA, 1998

  • Faculty Exhibit, NJ. Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, 1998

  • “Discover Craft America” World’s Fair, Seville, Spain, 1992

  • “Rites of Spring” National Juried Exhibit, Jentra Gallery, Freehold, NJ, 1991

  • “Thirteen in Clay” Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, 1991

  • “Lafayette Art Association Craft Exhibit” National Juried Exhibit, Lafayette, LA, 1989

  • “Emerging Artists” Marcus-Bloom Gallery, New Rochelle, NY, 1989

  • “Seven Craftspeople” Sacramento St. Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 1989

  • “Gifts That Inspire” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 1987


INTERNATIONAL ART, DESIGN & CRAFT SHOWS

  • Style ‘19, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA, 2019

  • 34th Annual American Craft Exposition, Chicago Botanical Gardens, IL, 2018

  • Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA) Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2018, 2019

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, 2001, 2018

  • Red Dot, Miami, FL, 2018

  • Aqua Art Miami, Miami FL, 2018

  • The Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC, Apr. 2018

  • Naples Jewelry, Art, and Antiques Show, Naples FL, Feb. 2018

  • Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antiques Show, Palm Beach, FL, Feb. 2018

  • American Craft Exposition, Chicago Botanical Gardens, IL, 2017

  • WestEdge Design Fair, Santa Monica, CA, 2016-2019

  • American Craft Council (ACC) Show San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1990, 2001, 2003, 2016

  • Niche The Show, Las Vegas, NV, 2011

  • ACRE, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, 2010

  • Berkeley Open Studios, Berkeley, CA, 2006-2008

  • Affaire in the Garden, Beverly Hills, CA, 2006

  • Contemporary Craft Market, Santa Monica, CA, 2006

  • King's Mountain Art Festival, Woodside, CA, 2006, 2007

  • La Quinta Art Festival, La Quinta, CA, 2006

  • Hunter's Point Fall Open Studios, San Francisco, CA, 2005

  • San Francisco Clay and Glass Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2005

  • San Francisco Style Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2005

  • Mill Valley Fall Art Festival, Mill Valley, CA, 2005, 2006

  • Bellevue Arts Museum Art and Craft Fair, Bellevue, WA, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2019

  • Marin Art Festival, Marin, CA, 2004, 2006-2008, 2010

  • East Bay Open Studios, Oakland, CA, 2004

  • American Craft Council (ACC) Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 1991, 2004-2006

  • Crafts at the Castle, Boston, MA, 2003, 2004

  • Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA, 2003, 2004, 2005

  • American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL, 2002

  • Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA), Clay and Glass Festival, Palo Alto, CA, 2001-2019

  • Contemporary Craft Market, San Francisco, CA, 2000

  • “Celebration of Craftswomen,” San Francisco, CA, 1999, 2005, 2012-2015

  • “Lifestyles Exhibit,” Tokyo, Japan, 1992

  • American Craft Council (ACC) Springfield, IL, 1990, 1991


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

  • American Museum Of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

  • The Benedictine University Museum, Chicago, IL


AWARDS

  • Sausalito Arts Festival, Second Place in Ceramics, Sausalito, CA, 2012

  • Carol Duke Artist Award For Excellence in Craft, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA, 2009

  • Best of Show, Marin Arts Festival, Sausalito, CA, 2010

  • Best Of Artists Book Awards, California State Competition, Kennedy Promotions, Honorable Mention, 2007

  • Best of Artists Book Award, National Competition, Kennedy Promotions, Winner, 2007

  • Sausalito Art Festival, Second Place Ceramics, Sausalito, CA, 2003


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • The Little House, Dorchester, MA, Community Day Care Center, Instructor, 1986-1988
    Taught children hand building classes, parent/child hand-building, and wheel throwing

  • MIT Student Art Association, Cambridge, MA Technical Instructor, 1986-1993
    Taught all levels of throwing and hand building classes for adults

  • NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ Faculty Member, 1997-1999
    Taught all levels of throwing and hand building classes for adults and children
    Two, two-day nerikomi workshops

  • Rossmoor Ceramics Club, Walnut Creek, CA, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2016
    One day carving workshop, One day nerikome workshop, One day pierced porcelain workshop

  • City of Orlando, Orlando, FL, City Parks and Recreation Dept., 2004
    Two-day intensive carving workshop

  • U.C. Berkeley, ASUC Art Studio, Berkeley, CA
    Two day intensive carving workshop, 2004 
    One Week Summer Camp Course, Explorations in Clay, Taught children ages 10-12
    Six-week courses in wheel throwing and hand-building for adults, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012

  • Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
    One day carving workshop, 2004
    Throwing classes for adults 2016-present

  • City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    One day carving workshop, 2006

  • Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
    Carving workshop, 2007, 2014

  • Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
    Beginner and advanced classes in throwing and hand building for adults, 2008-present

  • The Mill Valley Potter’s Studio, Mill Valley, CA
    All levels, throwing and hand-building for adults, 2011-present

  • The Berkeley Potter’s Studio, Berkeley, CA.
    Throwing for adults, 2013-2015

  • Leslie Ceramics, Berkeley, CA
    Carving workshop, May 2013, Oct. 2013

  • Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
    One day carving workshop, 2014


PUBLICATIONS

  • Luxe Magazine, March/April Issue, 2018

  • 500 Vases, Lark Books, 2010

  • American Art Collector, Alcove Books, 2010

  • California Home and Design, 2006

  • Ceramics Technical, May 2004

  • American Art Collector, Alcove Books, 2004

  • Clay Times, cover article, Mar. 2003

  • The Craft of Northern California, Alcove Books, 2002

  • Ceramics Monthly, Sept. 2002

  • Clay Times, Jan. 1999

  • Sculpting Clay, Leon Nigrosh, 1992

  • Claywork; Form and Function in Ceramic Design, Leon Nigrosh, 1995

  • Esprit Magazine, Dec. 1989

  • The Worcester Monthly, May 1989